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Habitat for Humanity - MetroWest/Greater Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts

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Address: 11 Distributor Road
Worcester, Massachusetts  01605  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 1000
EIN: 22-2583590
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Mission Statement


Seeking to put God?s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Description


Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God?s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have asimple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God?s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have asimple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Mission Statement: Seeking to put God?s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Organizational Statement of Faith


We are driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing. Our mission and methods are predominantly derived from a few key theological concepts: Putting faith into action Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we must love and care for one another. Our love must not be words only? it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action. We bring diverse groups of people together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone. The economics of Jesus When we act in response to human need, giving what we have without seeking profit, we believe God magnifies the effects of our efforts. We refer to this perspective as "the economics of Jesus." Together, the donated labor of construction volunteers, the support of partner organizations and the homeowners' "sweat equity" make Habitat's house building possible. By sharing resources with those in need, Habitat volunteers and supporters have made decent, affordable housing a reality for more than 300,000 families worldwide. The theology of the hammer Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground? bridging theological differences by putting love into action. Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God's love. Habitat?s late founder, Millard Fuller, called this concept "the theology of the hammer." "We may disagree on all sorts of other things,? said Fuller, ?but we can agree on the idea of building homes with God's people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics: no profit and no interest." Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people to build with us in partnership. "The Bible teaches that God is the God of the whole crowd," explained Fuller. "God's love leaves nobody out, and my love should not either. This understanding drives 'the theology of the hammer' around the world, steadily building more and more houses in more and more countries."


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